RUSU's Sustainable Café



RUSU Realfoods has been closed until further notice, as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the RMIT community. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the latest from RUSU.




We are a not-for-profit social enterprise run by staff and student volunteers of RUSU.

Realfoods is a social enterprise run by staff and student volunteers of the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU). We’re focused on sustainability and providing ethical, plant based & healthy food options and fair trade, specialty coffee.

We specialise in catering to diverse dietary requirements including: gluten free, vegan, dairy free and halal friendly.

Our flagship store is located at the bustling City Campus, with our second store located on the leafy green, Bundoora West Campus, where you can enjoy your coffee amongst the trees, whistling birds and the occasional cheeky kangaroo. 

Our ethos is built around the idea that everyone can positively impact their environment and health & wellbeing with the smallest of changes. As business and volunteer program, we are dedicated to educating students, staff and our customers on how this can be achieved. Some examples of how we do this are: 

  • Sharing knowledge on sustainable, ethically, locally sourced food options with mindfulness of where food comes from and what’s in it. 
  • Limiting waste and practising responsible waste management. 
  • Only using bio degradable and compostable packing and avoiding single use plastics. Encouraging the use of reusable packaging eg. offering discounts for keepcups.
  • Making ethical/sustainable eating appeal to a broader audience, proving it can still be tasty, balanced and nutritious. 
  • Collaborating with students and staff on campus with shared objectives. 
  • Teaching life skills and promoting healthy eating.

Our cafes provide real world hospitality and retail training opportunities for our student volunteers.

Want to get a 10% discount at Realfoods? Become a RUSU 2020 Member!

Realfoods Catering is now available

We are happy to cater events scheduled between 8.00am and 2.30pm, Monday – Friday. Please contact us to discuss events outside of this period and we will accommodate if possible. Email your order to, with a minimum of 3 working days notice to ensure your preferred menu selection is available. We will confirm your order as soon as we can. For more information, please see our catering menu:

We have a seasonal rotating menu - come in and find out what's on offer.

Our food offerings are plant based, ethical and healthy. We do our best to source the freshest produce locally, while aiming to keep it as affordable as possible.
Our daily menu offers a range of regional curries, salads and grains, where you can ‘build your meal’ to your liking. We also have a selection of toasties, wraps, pies and a bunch of other sweet and savoury treats. We’re mindful that many of our customers have specific dietary requirements.

Food Menu

Curry $6.00
Dahl $6.00
+ Rice + $3.00
+ Side Salad + $3.50
Wraps $9.00
Pies / Gluten Free Pies $7.00 / $7.50
Salad $8.00
Toasties $7.50

Drink Menu

Coffee Reg $3.50 / Large $4.00
Hot Chocolate Reg $3.50 / Large $4.00
Mocha $4.00
Chai Latte $4.00
Tumeric Latte $4.00
Matcha Latte $4.00
+ Soy Milk + $0.50
+ Almond Milk + $0.50
Iced Drinks $6.50
Tea (large loose leaf) $4.50

PLUS 10% discount for RUSU members!


Want to volunteer with Realfoods?

Our volunteers are the backbone of what we do and if you’re looking for a new challenge, to pick up some life skills  and professional experience while making new friends, sign up to be Realfoods volunteer! You don’t need any experience, we’ll give you all the training you need. Shifts are available at both our City and Bundoora stores. We even have specific kitchen skills opportunities if you’re more interested in learning more about commercial food preparation. 

Become a Volunteer

Realfoods Bundoora Campus

Building 220

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 2.00pm
Friday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
(Trading only during semester)

Realfoods City Campus

Building 8, Level 3

Monday to Thursday: 8.00am – 3.00pm
Friday: 8.00am – 2.00pm
(Reduced trading hours outside semester)